Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's Back to School!


Not to be too eager or anything. But it is back to school and I am more ready than ever for the time of year that brings the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new backpacks. And time to have coffee with my friends.

It has been a topsy-turvy summer of fun, stress and changes.

Can we please get on some kind of schedule of regularity?

Can we please get a guide on how to deal with a teenager? A teenager, which I believe is the antithesis of regularity? Who is this almost thirteen year old with changing facial structure and body, acne (mild thank god), Converse tennis shoes with neon laces, and a girlfriend?

And who is his brother, full of testosterone, sass, and sheer muscle mass, obsessed with sports but able to cry hysterically over a deer with a broken leg?

And can someone PLEASE freeze the fourth-grader who out of the blue decides he wants to hold my hand once in a while?

You know you are getting old when your kids have a way more fun summer than you do, and you look forward to the start of school so you can sit in quiet for an hour with time to think.

Saturday, August 8, 2009